Flexeril vs Neurontin

Flexeril
(Rx)
Neurontin
(Rx)
Flexeril is a muscle relaxant.
Neurontin is an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Fibromyalgia
2.5
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Fibromyalgia
3.1
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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August 26, 1977
December 30, 1993
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
42,623 Discussions
148,836 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Spasms
#3 for Fibromyalgia
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Neck Pain
#6 for TMJ
Flexeril is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Fibromyalgia, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Nerve Pain
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Neuropathy
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Seizures
#8 for Numbness
#9 for Headaches
#11 for Migraines
#12 for RLS
#13 for Tingling
#14 for Chronic Pain
#15 for Epilepsy
#16 for Back Pain
#17 for Leg Pain
#18 for Pain Burning
#19 for Shingles
Neurontin is prescribed for Nerve Pain, Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, Seizures, Numbness and Tingling and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Depression, RLS, Withdrawal Symptoms, Headaches, Bipolar Disorder and Migraines, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Fle
Drowsiness
7
Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Grogginess
3
Dry Mouth
2
Fainting
1
Hallucinations
1
Nightmares
1
Rash
1
Coma
1
Mood Swings
1
Neu
Dizziness
5
Drowsiness
4
Nausea
4
Weight Loss
3
Rash
1
Grogginess
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Tinnitus
1
Suicide
1
Psychosis
1
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Flexeril
Fle
Neurontin
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Drowsiness
Fle
Neu
7
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Fle
Neu
6
0
Grogginess
Fle
Neu
3
1
Dry Mouth
Fle
Neu
2
0
Fainting
Fle
Neu
1
0
Hallucinations
Fle
Neu
1
0
Nightmares
Fle
Neu
1
0
Rash
Fle
Neu
1
1
Coma
Fle
Neu
1
0
Mood Swings
Fle
Neu
1
0
Dizziness
Neu
Fle
5
0
Drowsiness
Neu
Fle
4
7
Nausea
Neu
Fle
4
0
Weight Loss
Neu
Fle
3
0
Rash
Neu
Fle
1
1
Grogginess
Neu
Fle
1
3
Suicidal behavior
Neu
Fle
1
0
Tinnitus
Neu
Fle
1
0
Suicide
Neu
Fle
1
0
Psychosis
Neu
Fle
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Flexeril during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Neurontin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Flexeril and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Neurontin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Capsule: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg
Tablet: 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 250 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl
Gabapentin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Flexeril and Neurontin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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